Chicago Brick of the Day: City Palace

In an effort to showcase the magnificent architecture of Chicago’s Tribune Tower, and to help people understand just how powerful and influential the Chicago Tribune newspaper once was, the Chicago Architecture Blog presents: Chicago Brick of the Day. Today’s brick is from: Potsdam City Palace . Each day we’ll show a photograph of a rock, brick, or other piece of stonework embedded in the exterior of the Tribune...

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Missing Lago (Updated)

Update (October 2, 2009 @ 9:22am): We got an e-mail from Club Lago letting us know that things are back to normal and there’s going to be a grand re-opening party.  Check this blog post for details. It’s been almost a year since the first time I stumbled across Club Lago (331 West Superior Street) in River North.  The eatery was a great find — basic Italian food served by people who seem to enjoy their jobs...

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Chicago Brick of the Day: Aachen, Germany

In an effort to showcase the magnificent architecture of Chicago’s Tribune Tower, and to help people understand just how powerful and influential the Chicago Tribune newspaper once was, the Chicago Architecture Blog presents: Chicago Brick of the Day. Today’s brick is from: One of the two historic gates in Aachen, Germany . Each day we’ll show a photograph of a rock, brick, or other piece of stonework embedded...

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Status Update: Alta and Cirrus at K Station

The twin towers of Alta and Cirrus reach into a cloudless sky at K Station, the high rise community going up in West...

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Status Update: Holy Name Cathedral

Although masses are mostly back on schedule at Holy Name Cathedral, the roof repairs continue after last February’s fire, and the ceiling collapse almost exactly one year earlier. Inside, the cathedral is absolutely beautiful and has never looked better.  It’s a glorious place for a wedding, and I should know since I got married there a couple of weeks ago.  If you haven’t been inside, now’s the time...

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Chicago Brick of the Day: Kwajalein Atol

In an effort to showcase the magnificent architecture of Chicago’s Tribune Tower, and to help people understand just how powerful and influential the Chicago Tribune newspaper once was, the Chicago Architecture Blog presents: Chicago Brick of the Day. Today’s brick is from: The Kwajalein Atol in the Marshall Islands . Each day we’ll show a photograph of a rock, brick, or other piece of stonework embedded in the...

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CTA Circle Line Meetings

Get the latest information and ask your questions about the CTA’s proposed Circle Line El project. Tuesday, September 29, 20096:00pm – 8:00pm (presentation at 6:15pm)University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)Molecular Biology Research Building900 S. Ashland Avenue (Marshfield entrance) Wednesday, September 30, 20096:00pm – 8:00pm (presentation at 6:15pm)Bucktown/Wicker Park Chicago Public LibrarySecond Floor Community...

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Status Update: CTA Red Line Grand Station

If you’re one of the thousands of people who have been detoured off State Street in the last few months, here you can see why — there’s a massive gaping hole in the street.  It’s the nearly total rebuilding of the CTA’s Red Line station at Grand Avenue (521 North State Street).  You’re spending $67 million on the project, which is the station’s first renovation in 66 years.  I...

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Chicago Brick of the Day: Christ Church

In an effort to showcase the magnificent architecture of Chicago’s Tribune Tower, and to help people understand just how powerful and influential the Chicago Tribune newspaper once was, the Chicago Architecture Blog presents: Chicago Brick of the Day. Today’s brick is from: Christ Church in Philadelphia.  Each day we’ll show a photograph of a rock, brick, or other piece of stonework embedded in the exterior of...

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787-Foot-High Hopes Dashed in Streeterville

This wasn’t supposed to happen.  This lot on the corner of North Fairbanks Court and East Ohio Street was just a parking lot when I moved to Chicago.  Then the parking lot was torn up and a big pit made for the construction of a 787-foot-tall, 58-story residential skyscraper called 560 North Fairbanks.  Then the housing market collapsed, and the pit was filled in, smoothed out, and given a nice fresh coat of...

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